Wiley Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance; global opportunities (in 50 reviews)

  • Great benefits - best I ever had (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Don't expect a promotion, management never changes and there is no room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • Relaxed environment-no room to advance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Core values of promoting the current economy of knowledge through education, research, and professional development. You feel like you are making a real difference in the world.

    Cons

    Lots of change in trying to keep up in the digital world. Uncertainty while exciting can also cause anxiety because we don't know what's up ahead

    Advice to Management

    Retain talented people


  2. Wiley

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Salary growth is slow, lots of changes with leadership


  3. Great Company, Facing Challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products
    Career advancement potential
    Great colleagues
    Good level of work life balance

    Cons

    Rough times navigating changes in publishing industry -- jury still out on whether will succeed
    Still nice work-life balance, but was once famous in industry for having never laid off employees in company history. Not any more.
    Bureaucracy


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  5. Indianapolis office

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people in the Indianapolis office. Laid back environment, not a stuffy or formal work place. Good benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Unstable. No guarantee Indianapolis office will still be around for the long haul. No career progression. Decent opportunity for a first job but don't plan to stay long.

    Advice to Management

    Allowing clearer paths to move up would encourage employees to stay even in the unstable environment of the publishing world.


  6. cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    work load and a long work day

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great activities for intern
    Food court is cheap

    Cons

    Unnecessary meetings
    Slow work pace
    Out dated system


  8. Helpful (2)

    Too many managers, not enough leaders

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great benefits package
    - Worked with some really great people, but most left for better opportunities.

    Cons

    - Won't allow remote work unless you're in a leadership position. Get with the program, it's 2015!
    - Absolutely no room for advancement. Too many people in management roles who never leave (and who should!).
    - Team members are not empowered to do their work. Everything moves slowly and it takes 5 - 10 people to make a decision. You can't work like that in the digital climate if you want to succeed.
    - Managers are dictators, not leaders.
    - Restructure after restructure with no sign of relief. Change in management every 6 months without any say in what team you'll be moved to. Doesn't create a positive work environment.
    - Way too much favoritism in leadership team, so those who are friends with management, get the job they want and the most "power," and trust me, they wield their power often.
    - Lots of micro-managing by management.
    - So many useless meetings during the week. So many.
    - There are too many people in "leadership and management" positions that the hierarchy of the org chart is completely skewed and imbalanced. Cut some of those upper management roles and bring in some talented people (not fresh out of college) to bring some life back into the company.
    - Many on the leadership team are really out of touch with the product and/or the consumer.

    Advice to Management

    - Empower your employees to do their job.
    - Quit laying off people with actual skills in order to hire kids right out of college who know nothing about digital marketing. Way too many kids trying to run a large, established company.
    - Finally, stop being so secretive about layoffs and unclear about the course of the company. It's demoralizing.


  9. Managing Editor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked on my own time in my own home; no micromanaging; people I worked with directly were wonderful.

    Cons

    The managers I dealt with had little idea of what actually went on with each journal. Also during one period they changed frequently; Wiley was in the midst of a big shakeup and no one was able to tell me what was going on. In addition, there is nowhere I can find on their careers page what journals need managing editors.

    Advice to Management

    Find out how what managing editors actually do and offer some support. Consult with them before firing off policy decisions so you know what impact that will have on their time.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Simplify and Consolidate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Wiley

    Pros

    - Excellent Work/Life balance
    - Genuine desire for improvement
    - Really nice people
    - Hoboken is one of the nicer places to work in the sense that you are only 1 subway stop away from Manhattan, but with a much more relaxed environment than if you were actually in NYC.

    Cons

    Wiley is attempting to make some major changes, but is not allocating the resources to do so as sensibly as they could. They are also attempting to eliminate siloing, but are doing it by consolidating departments, but not teams.

    This means that the team for Project A might be composed similarly to the team for Project B, but within each team, each member might have an entirely different management chain to report to, with conflicting approached and priorities. This makes teamwork more difficult, since teams don't rise and fall together, so when things go wrong there is much finger-pointing.

    Advice to Management

    Wiley should make as many of their tough decisions up front, and only maintain the parts of their business that they are willing and able to devote full resources to, instead of inflicting a "death by 1000 little cuts" by under-resourcing all areas.


  11. Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley

    Pros

    Great time off and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    the morale was extremely low during all the changes taking place.



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